Saina, Sindhu win in their opening matches

12 Aug 2016 | By Rishikesh Malkhede
Archery, hockey dash India's hope on Day 6

Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu began their Olympic campaign by winning their singles' opening matches.

Saina beat Brazilian 21-17, 21-17.

PV Sindhu had a relatively less trouble in winning her match as she won 21-8, 21-9 against Hungarian Laura Sarosi.

However, India's Jwala Gutaa and Ashwini Ponnappa were handed defeat in doubles event by Japanese pair. They lost 15-21, 10-21.

In context: Archery, hockey dash India's hope on Day 6

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After lighting up the Day 5 for India, archers Bombayla Devi and Deepika Kumari disappointed India as they crashed out of the Olympics in pre-quarters of women's individual event.

Deepika Kumari was crushed by Chinese Taipei's Tan Ya-Ting in just three sets.

Bombayla Devi lost to Alejandra Valencia of Mexico in four sets.

Atanu Das will compete in pre-quarters in men's individual event.

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It was not a good day for Indian hockey at the Olympics as both men and women teams went down to their respective opponents.

Indian women's team lost to the United States 3-0, their third loss in four matches.

After a win over Argentina in their previous match, Indian men's team was handed a defeat by Netherlands 2-1.

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12 Aug 2016Saina, Sindhu win in their opening matches

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Indian pair won 7-5, 6-4 in a game which lasted for 73 minutes.

They will face Britain's pair of Andy Murray and Heather Watson.

In 2012 London Olympics, along with Leander Paes, Sania Mirza had reached quarter-finals in mixed doubles event.

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